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[catalogued under 18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 5. Mental Files]

Full Idea

In Kripke's puzzle about belief, the subject has two distinct mental files about one and the same object.

Gist of Idea

Puzzled Pierre has two mental files about the same object


comment on Saul A. Kripke (A Puzzle about Belief [1979]) by François Recanati - Mental Files 17.1

Book Reference

Recanati,François: 'Mental Files' [OUP 2012], p.221

A Reaction

[Pierre distinguishes 'London' from 'Londres'] The Kripkean puzzle is presented as very deep, but I have always felt there was a simple explanation, and I suspect that this is it (though I will leave the reader to think it through, as I'm very busy…).